I've searched for some slangy synonyms of alcohol tolerance but couldn't really find any. For example: he has high (synonym of alcohol tolerance).

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    Someone with great tolerance is said to have a hollow leg.
    – Greg Lee
    Commented Mar 3, 2020 at 18:24

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One idiomatic expression is: Hold one’s liquor

To be able to consume alcohol without becoming noticeably intoxicated or exhibiting other negative effects, such as becoming ill or unconscious. To have a high tolerance for alcohol.

  • I'm sorry for acting like such a fool at the party—I don't even remember what happened. I guess I just can't hold my liquor.

(The Free Dictiinary)


drink someone under the table :

to drink more alcohol than someone else without becoming as drunk as they do.

  • She could drink all the men under the table.

(MacMillan Dictionary)

  • Thank you for you help. I kinda know those 2 expressions and I'm wondering if there's any shorter words for alcohol tolerance without implication that it's high or low Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 16:28

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